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At Tutor Doctor, we believe that there is more to academic success than just subject matter knowledge, and that many things can influence a student's academic career and life. Our podcast, Learning@Home, brings in experts from around the world to discuss various topics from developing a growth mindset, executive functioning skills, money management for teens and so much more, in the hopes that you can find some "aha" moments to help your student! Whether you're a parent, student or teacher, thi… Continue Reading >>
At Tutor Doctor, we believe that there is more to academic success than just subject matter knowledge, and that many things can influence a student's academic career and life. Our podcast, Learning@Home, brings in experts from around the world to discuss various topics from developing a growth mindset, executive functioning skills, money management for teens and so much more, in the hopes that you can find some "aha" moments to help your student! Whether you're a parent, student or teacher, this podcast is for you! << Show Less
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How to Keep Kids Learning in the Summer Months With students out of school over the summer months, it’s important that learning continues to ensure they progress academically rather than be affected by summer learning loss. We discuss some fun and easy educational activities your child can do during the summer months!
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Snippet of Learning at Home: What Colleges Are Looking For Today When an applicant's grades are on par with a majority of other applicants, a strong personal statement could be a game changer for how far their application gets them. It's important to write about things that make the applicant stand out from others, and show more depth than their transcripts or test scores show. Asking parents and teachers for advice on a personal statement is always helpful, since they have a bit more experience with documents of the such or have been through it themselves. Share a story that shows who you really are, what you've accomplished in life outside of your grades and academic achievements. Write a personal statement that will make recruiters love you.
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How to Keep Kids Learning in the Summer Months With students out of school over the summer months, it’s important that learning continues to ensure they progress academically rather than be affected by summer learning loss. We discuss some fun and easy educational activities your child can do during the summer months!
Bringing Literacy & Numeracy to Life We're joined by Dr. Diane Vetter, who is the Course Director for the Faculty of Education at York University. Diane holds a PhD in Education with research interests in oral language and learning, and has also published on the topics of Oral Language, Inclusive Learning and Cross-Curricular Infusion. Diane gives advice and recommendations on how parents can bring learning to life through environmental print &amp; community activities, rich talk, using time in the car with your kids to have meaningful discussions, and how to think critically about messages in the media.
What Are Learning Styles & How Do They Affect Learning? We know that everyone can learn, but everyone learns differently. This is where learning styles come in. Becky Ward, Education Specialist at Tutor Doctor Head Office, talks with host Gil Cadiz about what learning styles are and the types of activities and strategies that parents can use to engage their children in learning based on their dominant learning style.
Critical Thinking & Media Literacy for Students Juma Inniss from the Message Movement, joins host Gil Cadiz to discuss why critical thinking skills and media literacy is so important for teens in a world where information is so easily accessible. The Message is a movement to empower teens to become empowered adults. They equip them with 21st century life skills through nontraditional programs that employ live music and popular culture as vehicles for learning. Their work focuses on media literacy, critical thinking, and healthy decision-making as keys to unlocking positive life outcomes. Learn more about the Message Movement here: www.themessagemovement.com
What Colleges Are Looking For Today Steve Magat, Education Consultation, talks with host Gil Cadiz about what colleges are looking for today. Steve discusses the advice he wrote in the final chapter of Tutor Doctor's Academic Success Formula book, The Well-Rounded Student: What Colleges are Looking for Today. He covers everything from test scores, grades, writing a unique personal statement, deciding on a college that is best for you, and much more.
A Conversation About Bullying This special episode is brought to you by Tutor Doctor Bristol. This episode was recorded last year during Anti-Bullying Week in the UK and they talk to local charity, Unique Voice, discussing the work they do to educate young people about bullying.
Learning How to Cope with Anxiety Our wonderful host, Gil Cadiz, discusses an increasingly important topic for students - how to cope with anxiety. He talks about lessons he has personally learned in coping with his own anxiety and provides practical strategies your student can use.
Empowering Your Teen to be Financially Independent Teenagers often leave school with little knowledge or understanding of how best to manage their finances, which is an invaluable life skill to have. Tim Morris, Director of Franchise Success at Tutor Doctor and former business owner, shares how he taught his two children these important skills.
Building Resilience in Kids Building resilience in kids in today's world is so important. We talk with Alison Parker &amp; Lacey Frank, two moms who are former teachers and now run Tutor Doctor of the Emerald Coast, about why building resilience is imperative to help kids thrive in academics and in life. They give advice on how to foster strong relationships with your kids, how to role model resilience, and how to teach children that failure is OK.
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